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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
Alumni House
52 Angell St.
Phone: (401) 454-6620
Fax: (401) 454-6616
Alumni Services
Career Services aids in the career counseling of alumni using the same databases as the students. There are 30 regional and local chapters of the Alumni club which help alumni stay in touch with one another, and sponsor programs and events.
Alumni Publications
RISD Views
Major Alumni Events
RISD by Design Weekend (also parents' weekend) during which the fall alumni sale takes place. During this weekend, several presentations are set up for alumni, and this is also an opportunity for them to gain exposure and sell some of their work.
Famous Alumni
  • Chris van Allsburg (MFA 1975) - Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author and illustrator
  • Dale Chihuly (MFA 1968) - renowned for blown-glass art
  • David Byrne (Dropped out) - musician, best known for the Talking Heads
  • David Macaulay - author and illustrator, RISD faculty
  • Liz Collins - fashion designer
  • Mark Pollack - renowned textile designer
  • Martin Mull - actor/writer
  • Seth MacFarlane - creator of "Family Guy"
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